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Monday, 17 August 2015

Competition From Cats Drove Many Species Of Ancient Dogs Into Extinction

Competition From Cats Drove Many Species Of Ancient Dogs Into Extinction

So that's why dogs hate cats! Fossils reveal felines
drove 40 species of canines to extinction after arriving
in North America, Daily Mail, August 13, 2015.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3196270/So-s-dogs-hate-cats-Fossils-reveal-felines-drove-40-species-canines-extinction-arriving-North-America.html

The role of species competition in biodiversity, July 7, 2015
by Christopher Packham, PhysOrg.
http://phys.org/news/2015-07-role-species-competition-biodiversity.html

Competition from cats drove extinction of many species
of ancient dogs, University of Gothenburg, August 12, 2015
ScienceDaily.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150812103827.htm

The paper is:

Silvestro, D., A. Antonelli, N. Salamin, and T. B. Quentale,
2015, The role of clade competition in the diversification
of North American canids. Proceedings of the National
Academy of Science of the United States. vol. 112,
no. 28, pp. 8684–8689, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502803112
Abstract: http://www.pnas.org/content/112/28/8684.short
PDF file: http://www.pnas.org/content/112/28/8684.full.pdf

Other articles and paper are:

How Cats Became Domesticated by Janet Fang, Nov. 11, 2014
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/genome-comparison-shows-how-wildcats-became-housecats

Ask Smithsonian: Are Cats Domesticated? by Alicia Ault
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ask-smithsonian-are-cats-domesticated-180955111

"There is little genetic difference between a tabby and a wild
cat, so scientists think the house cat is only domestic when it
wants to be."

Montague M. J., G. Li, B. Gandolfi, R. Khan, and many others,
2015. Comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome reveals
genetic signatures underlying feline biology and domestication
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United
States. vol. 111 no. 48, 17230–17235, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1410083111
http://www.pnas.org/content/111/48/17230.abstract

Yours,

Paul H.



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